Updated at 11:53
Word has come from a former colleague of Paul Prdhomme that the New Orleans chef has died. He was 75. Details are still coming in and this article will be updated.
Prudhomme had been hospitalized and on life support for several weeks, according to one source. He was taken off life support Wednesday evening and died Thursday morning. He died in New Orleans.
Prudhomme is credited with making creole cuisine popular and nearly caused the depletion of a species when his Blackened Red Fish became a sensation. His K-Paul restaurant became a destination for visitors to the Big Easy. Although he still owned the restaurant, his niece and her husband, Paul Miller, have been operating it for several years. Prudhomme had been spending more time with his packaged spice business.
Prudhomme was famously a large man and frequently got around via a mobility scooter.